NCAA Basketball Rankings: Ohio State Regains Top Spot In AP Top 25

The Ohio State Buckeyes are back on top in the latest AP Top 25 poll after a week in which many of the top teams fell. The Buckeyes leaped ahead of Kansas by just four points, jumping from No. 3 to No. 1 after blowout wins over Illinois and Indiana. The Buckeyes got 45 first-place votes compared to 14 for the Jayhawks, and had 1602 points to 1554 for Kansas.

The Jayhawks were poised to take over the No. 1 ranking after Duke lost to Virginia Tech on Saturday, but the voters obviously felt Ohio State's wins were more impressive. Instead, Kansas will remain at No. 2, despite double-digit wins over Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

Duke falls to No. 4 following its loss to Virginia Tech, while BYU jumps from No. 7 to No. 3 after yet another win over San Diego State. The Aztecs fall from No. 6 to No. 9 with the loss to BYU, with Pittsburgh jumping into a tie with Duke at No. 4. 5. Texas, who was at No. 5, falls to No. 7 after losing to Colorado on Saturday.

The only newcomer to the poll is Utah State, who jumped up to No. 25.

Here is the complete poll, with first-place votes in parenthesis:

  1. Ohio State (45)
  2. Kansas (14)
  3. BYU (6)
  4. Duke (1)
  5. Pittsburgh (tied for fourth)
  6. Purdue
  7. Texas
  8. Notre Dame
  9. San Diego State
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Louisville
  12. Syracuse
  13. North Carolina
  14. Florida
  15. St. John's 
  16. Connecticut
  17. Georgetown
  18. Arizona
  19. Villanova
  20. Kentucky
  21. Vanderbilt
  22. Missouri
  23. Xavier
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Utah State 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: George Mason(25-5) 120; Temple(22-6) 120; UCLA(21-8) 75; Kansas State(20-9) 31; West Virginia(18-10) 28; Virginia Tech(19-8) 22; Cincinnati(22-7) 12; Alabama(19-9) 5; UNLV(22-7) 4; Butler(21-9) 3; Missouri State(23-7) 3; Belmont(27-4) 1; LIU-Brooklyn(24-5) 1; Old Dominion(24-6) 1

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.